The Grimm Diaries Prequels 1- 6: Snow White Blood Red, Ashes to Ashes & Cinder to Cinder, Beauty Never Dies, Ladle Rat Rotten Hut, Mary Mary Quite Contrary, Blood Apples

Rated 3.33/5 based on 3 reviews
What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?

Warning: these Grimm Prequels are like snap shots of a magical land you're about to visit soon. I like to think of them as poisoned apples. Once you taste them, you will never see fairy tales in the same light again. More
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About Cameron Jace

Cameron Jace is bestselling author of the Grimm Diaries series and Insanity. A graduate of the college of Architecture, collector of out-of-print books, and is obsessed with the origins of folk tales and the mysterious storytellers who spread them. Three of his books made Amazon's Top 100 Customer Favorites in Kindle 2013 & Amazon's Top 100 kindle list. Cameron lives in California with his girlfriend. When he isn't writing or collecting books, he is playing music.

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Review by: J Hooligan on June 09, 2014 :
I have always enjoyed the Grimm fairy tales, so I was intrigued by these stories. I saw there were a lot of mixed reviews, and so I was unsure whether or not I wanted to actually read them. It wasn't until a request went out to read and give the book an honest review that I finally decided to give into my curiosity.

They started out pretty interesting, a whole spin on the original stories showing that what everything thinks about them is wrong. That was my favorite part about them.

I wish I could have liked them more, but there were a lot of issues. There were a couple of pretty good stories, but the rest of them seemed more thrown together and harder to keep up with what was going on in them.

My favorite of them all was the one about Little Red Riding Hood. It was the one that seemed the most to actually fit as a fairy tale. The rest had too much pop culture it in, and it really took me out of the story. I mean... Dracula, named Draco, and reading Harry Potter... it just threw it all off for me.

Personally, I wouldn't recommend this story to anyone until it is fixed up - a lot. Except the Red Ridding Hood story. Seriously - it was pretty cool.

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Review by: melissa derby on June 09, 2014 :
I wrote about two of the two tales in detail this is a overall look. These are great. Quirky, funny and edgy. Having Peter Pan interwoven in the tales and also Prince Charming as well. We see a few of the ones that are called the Lost seven. Riding hood being death cracks me up but the one that is so funny is Peter Pan with Count Dracula, the hunchback of notre dame and how he wakes up sleeping beauty who isn't just a grimm creation. That story will have you rolling with Dracula killing zombies, loving harry potter and thinking Draco Malfoy is a boy after his heart while Peter wishes to be a man sometimes but is hopelessly in love with Sleeping beauty. The one that is so precious is the last of Prince Charming and how it parallels romeo and juliet and the story of how the red apple came about.

A great set of entertaining stories that will have you smile and laugh as we see just how distorted and wrong we are about the grimms stories. I wonder what the real tales are I look forward to reading those.
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Review by: Alicia Clark on June 04, 2014 :
The Grimm Diaries Prequels is an introduction to the Grimm Diaries series. I understand that this is only a preview of what us to come, I mean that is what a prequel is.
That being said, I had a difficult time getting into each story. Each novella is told by a new character. I think the quick switching between the characters and stories is what made it difficult for me. However, I am intrigued by the spin the author has on a lot of these well known fairy tales. It is definitely creative.
Just because I didn't fully enjoy this set of prequels and give it a higher rating doesn't mean I won't be reading the full length novels. I will. I know that once I do read the novels, these novellas will make more sense and I will be glad for them.
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